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Home Depot plans DCs in Calif., Ohio

Home Depot will build two new distribution centers of approximately 658,000-square-feet each in Redlands, Calif.; and Monroe, Ohio, according to a press release by distribution center development company ProLogis.

Home Depot signed two build-to-suit lease agreements with the company to build in suburban Cincinnati and in California’s Inland Empire area. Construction is slated for early next year, according to the statement.

“Both Cincinnati and Southern California are strategic distribution markets and we’re extremely pleased to meet our customer’s needs in these locations,” Larry Harmsen, ProLogis managing director and North American head of capital deployment, stated in the release. “We enjoy working with Home Depot in multiple markets throughout North America.”

Home Depot is in the process of revamping its distribution centers to go towards a newer fast-flow, “rapid deployment center” format, moving away from centralized distribution.

Another new rapid deployment center was announced earlier this year for Dixiana, S.C. That facility will serve stores in the Carolinas, Tennessee and Georgia.